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remove tag [mysqlf] [duplicate]

There is this question which has the tag mysqlf As i can't figure out what mysqlfcan be, in my opinion it is only a typo and should be as such removed. The linked question is also the only one that ...
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Is it worth to reopen an old question that has already been answered?

I have just edited the question Query using LEVENSHTEIN function returning more results than expected [closed] which was already answered before being closed a long time ago (motive: question needs ...
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Feature Request EOL Tags

Feature Request for Tags Some of the tags used on DBA.SE (and possibly other sites) are related to a specific version of a product or exist as part of a certain product. It would be nice to have a ...
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Review menu shows red dot, but is empty (again)

Iz is basically like here New Review Queue: Faulty Red Dot! But the queues are all empty But as the the question above is from 2017 it is a new problem probably
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Database Administrators's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Why does the search function not work as advertised?

When you click in the search bar it shows you these hints: I take to understand the highlighted one as this: the phrase in double quotes will search for the exact quoted literal. Not so, as the ...
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What contributes most: a long answer with more than one way of doing a task or a short answer with the method known to be more professional?

I answered this question using a method that looked ok and solved the user's problem. But later a more experienced user added a comment showing a method that is the solution "by design" and ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Spam flag declined on strange answer

I reviewed late answers and got shown an answer that only had gibberish in it, no coherent answer whatsoever (first I thought ok a test maybe) and flagged it as spam. Now I got the flag declined, but ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. DBA is scheduled for an election next week, October 12, 2020. In ...
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Featured Text links highjacked

In this answer, I attempt to add a link with a "scroll-to-text" anchor https://www.postgresql.org/docs/13/release-13.html#:~:text=Allow%20ROW%20expressions%20to%20have%20their%20members%...
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You can accept your own answer tomorrow

So I have this Q and somebody else had a nice A. Didn't exactly solve my issue, but put me on the right track. I upvoted their answer and was prompted immediately by the site to consider marking the ...
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Nuke 'sp_askbrent' tag

That stored procedure doesn't exist anymore and people seem to enjoy tagging both random questions and anything related to sp_blitz with it still. There are only 8 questions using it (aside from the 3 ...
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Rendering/markdown bug with bullet and code formatting

This answer https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/274813 originally contained formatting like: - LOG: could not receive data from client: which renders (as intended) in preview as: but when posted ...
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You can only post once every 40 minutes

In both https://dba.stackexchange.com/ & https://dba.meta.stackexchange.com/, I tried to post a new question. After I clicked Post your question, the system said A question with that title already ...
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Sensitive Words policy

Recently in the Suggested Edits Review Queue, there was a spate of edits changing only master/slave verbiage to primary/secondary. In the absence of other improvements to a post, should we accept or ...
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Adding a Elassandra tag

It seems like we should have an Elassandra tag in here, especially given that it exists on Stack Overflow. Is there any reason why we can't add it in, or why it hasn't been added already? Elassandra ...
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Why do people "answer" without reading the question here?

It happens again and again. No matter how crystal-clear I am, explicitly mentioning things, the answers/comments will clearly show that the person typing them did not read the question. They either ...
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Is a display name sufficient disclosure?

I just raised a flag for "moderator attention" on this answer with the following message This answer from a Microsoft employee recommends Azure without any kind of disclosure of conflict of ...
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Bug? A closed-as-dupe question does not have a link to the dupe

Here's what I see when I open this question Notice there's no link to the dupe after "This question already exists". The comment with the link is also gone. This looks like a bug, as the question as ...
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Top Answers, anyone transferring Q&A?

I just became aware of https://topanswers.xyz/databases via a conversation on a sister SE site. I see several familiar names over there. I have not really looked around much, it is different but it ...
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z-index(?) problem while reviewing

Some elements of the underlying page are visible inside the "review box" at the top of the page while reviewing.
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AppArmour question - why was it closed?

This questions was recently closed: MySQL was stopped As you can see, the close notice says it's off-topic and too localized. Does that mean all questions where the problem turns out to be related ...
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Would an "all-servers" tag be appropriate/welcome?

I'm planning on asking a question. Now, while I plan to put PostgreSQL as the "major" server for the question, there is no reason (and I am interested) that replies for other servers couldn't be ...
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Possibility to use typesetting on Database Administrator site [duplicate]

Though not daily, from time to time it would be really nice to be able to use typesetting (like MathML, Latex, etc) to be able to express formulas etc for theoretical stuff. In the long run, I think ...
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Time vindicates those that are right and righteous, like me

I just wanted to share a story, my narrative on this network. In Sep 27 '17, I asked a question about how SQL Server implemented GREATEST and LEAST. This question was largely rejected by the network. ...
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Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

I am complaining https://dba.stackexchange.com/users/1192/paul-white-9. As Paul White ordered us not to continue some discussion earlier, I stopped. But some user started doxing my other accounts, ...
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Can we merge the tag [database-trigger] into the tag [trigger]?

I think the tags trigger and database-trigger means the same thing. I suggest we merge database-trigger into the tag trigger.
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Can we burninate the [truncation] tag?

truncation has 13 questions today. Some are about rounding numbers. Others about truncating strings. There are questions about log truncation. And of course the one most obvious to me, about table ...
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Too many "Slow performance" meta tags

Do we really need all these different meta tags for "Slow performance" like: performance postgresql-performance query-performance performance-tuning optimization query-optimization slow-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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wide text leads to bad UI

Did you just now push a UI change? Wide text in a query pushes the entire body to overlap (underneath) the righthand nav column. Example: MySQL query very slow with multiple concurrent users in a ...
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The forum needs a tag for Windows 2019 Server!

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: MySQL Workbench, Windows Server 2019, MySQL not showing Performance, Information of MySQL Schemas! I tried to use the tag ...
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Should Stack Overflow provide hints on asking at DBA?

I just posted a question on meta.stackoverflow.com suggesting that it should provide a hint to questioners that they should ask in dba.SE instead, perhaps trying to use AI technology to detect the ...
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Why is there a difference between my reputations in the menu bar and whats in My Communities list?

Right now I am confused with the fact that I have 237 points or reputations I am seeing at the top right of the Database Administrators forum, but in YOUR COMMUNITIES list it says 172.
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Corrupted migration?

The following question was migrated from Stack Overflow: iTunesConnect Error: “Unknown app version” The source of the migration is a revision of an answer. What gives?
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Is there a canonical list of Magic Links?

Recently I learned "Magic Links" are a thing Paul White: Magic links now work e.g. [mcve] and [example] and [repro] for the new help page Jul 10 9:45 PM This is awesome, but I have a nagging ...
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It has been a great privilege to serve this amazing community as moderator. Thank you

Today I'm handing back the diamond you gave me in 2011. Some of you will not understand or agree with my reasons for doing so, but the nature of the community we have on this exceptional site leaves ...
Jack Douglas's user avatar
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Do I misunderstand the "too localized" close reason?

During review, I see that a lot of people vote to close questions as “too localized” when I would think they are actually too broad. One example is here. There is no typo, basic error, ...
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I think that we should encourage more questions!

I saw this question today and it was rightfully put on hold because it was cross-posted to stackoverflow (where it already had an answer anyway). However, one poster told the OP that "Besides, this ...
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Would a question about improving the performance of a third-party database be on-topic?

Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services product (WSUS) makes use of a database, which unfortunately performs very poorly. There is a third-party script available that modifies the database (I ...
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Comments disappeared with no cause for deletion - why? [duplicate]

Problem A bunch of my own comments (OP) and some from someone else all disappeared recently from the this post. I know that moderators can delete comments, but in this case I do not believe they ...
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where is the survey associated with the census badge?

there is a silver badge called census that is linked to a survey. where can I see this survey?
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Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

The question Can I update my Microsoft Enterprise SQL Server? was migrated from stackoverflow.com and then rejected. If I understand the Auto delete rules correctly it will be deleted in about 30 ...
James Jenkins's user avatar
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Trivial off-site link answer converted to comment but answer not deleted

According to Answer appears automatically converted as a comment on meta.se: Trivial answers containing a link to another question in the network are automatically converted to comments on the ...
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How to know who performed downvote

Can someone please advise: Is there any chance to know who performed a downvote on my answer?
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Why was my question deleted

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: What prevents me from using SQL Server Developer edition as production so my question it's pretty normal and there's no other ...
Roberto Torres's user avatar
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Is this PostGIS database design question better suited to the DBA site or the GIS site?

I asked the following question on the GIS site: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/328463/postgis-proper-way-to-model-object-that-follows-sections-of-another-objects-pa Is that the best place ...
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Can the edit button be hidden if I am unable to edit?

I keep trying to edit meta posts (often just to see how a specific formatting thing is done) but when I click edit it just tells me: Could it be made more obvious that the post can't be edited by me? ...
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